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by Iarei
Mon May 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

"Oh, you're a lifesaver ," Iarei said to Tal, some of the exhaustion shadowing her breaking free. But she was still gloomy as she continued, "I -- we -- can't do anything for my boy right now. I know that. I do. It's . . .hard, but," she grimaced and whispered, "I can't be any use to him if he's dea...
by Iarei
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

A sense of rightness filled boy as he lunged to scoop up the blade, still caught up in the edges of his now ruined shirt. He considered the shirt for a dull moment before the voice was back with its instructions. He thought of fleeing to Iarei, and dismissed it out of hand; he didn't need her, and s...
by Iarei
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

Iarei started to explain. She skirted the worst of it, highlighting that boy had gotten himself mixed up with some street brigands who had mistaken him in one of the criminal enterprises, and how the resulting accident had wound up getting herself, Erryl, Jester and Dirken implicated as some sort of...
by Iarei
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

The hard lines of something was caught up in her hand, hard and unnatural between boy's slim fingers. Her hand was bigger than his, but with her fingers tangled with his he could feel it, knew it was there: the other figurine. She had the other figurine. The voice was screaming in his head, but even...
by Iarei
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

God? No, it couldn't be a god. But maybe it was something else, something like a god. That awed boy, and frightened him: he'd never been near anything with those sorts of powers before. It made him shrink down even further, considering and reconsidering his choices. What could it do? Well, it obviou...
by Iarei
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

One man's bubble of security is another's bubble of doom. The boy couldn't help but notice that glow, as his eyes adjusted to the surrounding colors in the dimness, as he did what the basilard suggested. He took off his shirt, some random ping of worry wondering what he'd do if the blade cut the mat...
by Iarei
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

"O-okay." Boy very suddenly and very urgently had to piss, but with the dagger in hand he just didn't think he could do it. He shifted his weight instead, bouncing a little as the urge pressed at him and his energy level spiked. The fear had not gone, but instead his own need to flee had superseded ...
by Iarei
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

It was not as if the boy had never seen a dead body before. It wasn't as if he hadn't walked past any number of them in Poltek, or done his share of riffling through the pockets of the dead. Still, the overload of stimulation he had experienced, and the swelling and uncontrollable fear had moved him...
by Iarei
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

Iarei accepted Tal's hand, well versed in any number of culturally acceptable greetings. The hand shake wasn't too terribly widespread in Eyropa, but she knew it to be gaining popularity among certain border areas -- Eyropa's southeast in particular. It didn't match Tal's obvious ethnicity, but she ...
by Iarei
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

Confusion. Panic. Fear. It was unlike anything the boy had ever experienced before. One moment he was on his feet, and then his mind swam and bucked away from him and he was flat on his back, staring up at the thing he had picked up. A blade. Shock swept through him, and had he the capacity to objec...
by Iarei
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

Move forward? Follow the voice? Why ? It was a good question. Maybe even it was the right question, the right answer to something he hadn't experienced yet. Maybe this was something he was supposed to be doing. His limbs were shaking: right arm, left leg, right leg. Everything except the left arm, t...
by Iarei
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Industrial District
Topic: A Voice from the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 9875

Re: A Voice from the Past

Poltek was far away, but even so its shadow fell over every other city between there and Marn. That was the truth of it. No city, no matter how noble, was free of the stain of poverty and despair. That was why the old district in Marn, the place where all the poor people gathered -- that was why he ...
by Iarei
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

Iarei arched an eyebrow as she looked from Erryl to Tal and back to Erryl. "Has hurrying ever fixed a problem? A few minutes more will not cause undue strain." Without waiting for a reply, she turned her attention back to the stranger. "I am Iarei. May I ask your name?"
by Iarei
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

Iarei patted Erryl on the shoulder in response to that puppy-eyed look he gave her. He was such a kid, tall though he was. She didn't know his actual age, and hadn't ever asked, but the fact alone that he reminded her of boy (who was still shorter than her, perhaps on account of his rough life befor...
by Iarei
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Downtown & Business District
Topic: In for a Pounding
Replies: 97
Views: 36562

Re: In for a Pounding

Iarei was not impressed. The man looked the part of a disreputable vagabond, and though Iarei was never one to judge by first impressions, the fact remained that they were no doubt being hunted by disreputable thugs, and if the shoe fit. . .but familiarity was something that could be considered with...